200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

LarryS
Hi Everyone,

New kid on the block here. A very old lantern is being presented for the discerning minds among you. Hope you like it. I obtained this on Ebay a couple of years ago and after a minimum of cleaning and a new generator it's ready to use; And I intend to put it to plenty of use. I think everything is original except for the generator which needed replacement. No rust, dent, dings anywhere. Really bright and stable.
I also have a Preway Jr. that was owned by my grandparents (I'm 66). We went on lots of camping trips with that old green lantern in the Sierras and it still shines like a star.
Thanks for looking and if anyone wants more pictures I'll get them posted.

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Jim_l
Very cool.
I saw one of these in an antique store once.
Wish now I'd bought it.

Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Jim-- Coleman Blues Member #014
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Hunter
Great job on a real classic, and welcome to the forum.
Dave
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Flat_twin
Great way to break the ice! That's a nice example of the big brown bomber.  Looks like original glass too.  I love PWs!!   So you have your grandparents PW Junior lantern too?  I can't remember anyone making that claim.  AWESOME!!  Of course I want a pic of that one.  

Welcome!!
Mark __________________________________________
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Bill
Welcome to the forum from NE Ohio.  I also have a "Brown Bomber," but mine will take quite a bit more work to get running than yours did.  Mine has no valve wheel and the valve stem is broken off about 1/4" past the packing nut. 
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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18406_sus
I have several Preway stoves and a cooler, and while I knew they made lanterns as well I have never seen one before. The company obviously had some terrific designers in regard to style as evinced by your lantern. While it has a stout and durable appearance that could have been rather humdrum, the mesh-like collar and the embossed rings on the font really give it some class.

Thank you for sharing this, and welcome to the Forum,

Eamon
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LarryS
[image] Thanks to all for the kind comments. It looks like a lot of you have the same fondness for these wonderful lanterns as I do. So as promised here are a few more pics. You may notice the Preway cooler that the Preway Jr. is sitting on. That was also part of my grandparents' camping equipment. We went everywhere with this stuff.
I replaced the globe on the junior with a mica globe or shield. Granddad replaced it long ago with a Pyrex unit but I thought he would appreciate putting on something like the original.
I'm very glad to be part of these forums.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Larry

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Dmacp
Do you still have the Pyrex Preway globe? I see the struts on the lantern aren't bent-meaning the Pyrex glass was an original MacBeth globe. Hard to find in any condition.
Dan
Dan
ICCC member #604
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Vikingson_1
Welcome aboard!
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Flat_twin
Straight glass for the Junior or similar lanterns is available.   I replaced the incorrect coleman bulge globe with a straight mica chimney.

This is how it looked with the bent frame to accommodate the wrong globe


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And with the frame straightened 

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I'm going to have to put together a PW family shot!
Mark __________________________________________
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Vikingson_1
They appear to be robust lanterns Mark and i assume that the Junior runs on paraffin / kerosene because it's fitted with a meths trough for pre heating, is that correct,? Jeff.
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LarryS
The junior and the brown bomber both run on white gas. They seem to digest it easily. I assume a larger jet is required for the heavier fuels.

Larry
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weto
Awesome lanterns Larry, and welcome to the CCF I work just across the freeway from you in the northernmost part of Anaheim!
-Erik
ICCC #1284
Milspec Ops #0076
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Flat_twin

I've read the PW Junior can run kerosene with the right generator and tip.  I've used nothing but white gas in mine.  Previous threads here indicated a 220 generator with a 200a tip and pricker were a good combination for the PW jr on white gas.  I experimented a bit and found this to be true.  AFAIK,  the PW Junior is the only one with a preheat cup.  There is a Junior model with an entirely different burner assembly and no preheat cup.  Don't have a photo of that one right now.

Larry,  Since your PW Junior has been in the family,  do you know if the generator has ever been replaced?  Grandfather always ran coleman fuel or white gas in it?

Mark __________________________________________
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Vikingson_1
These scans show some Preway adverts, Jeff.

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LarryS
weto wrote:
Awesome lanterns Larry, and welcome to the CCF I work just across the freeway from you in the northernmost part of Anaheim!


Cool! If you ever want to get together and talk lanterns, or whatever let me know. We're near CSUF

Larry


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LarryS
Vikingson_1 wrote:
These scans show some Preway adverts, Jeff.


Great Ads. Thanks for letting us see them!

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LarryS
Flat_twin wrote:


I don't know if it's the original generator but now I'm curious.. I'll find out asap
I though Coleman fuel and white gas were identical. The specific gravity has to be extremely close.

I've read the PW Junior can run kerosene with the right generator and tip.  I've used nothing but white gas in mine.  Previous threads here indicated a 220 generator with a 200a tip and pricker were a good combination for the PW jr on white gas.  I experimented a bit and found this to be true.  AFAIK,  the PW Junior is the only one with a preheat cup.  There is a Junior model with an entirely different burner assembly and no preheat cup.  Don't have a photo of that one right now.

Larry,  Since your PW Junior has been in the family,  do you know if the generator has ever been replaced?  Grandfather always ran coleman fuel or white gas in it?

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Vikingson_1
You are welcome Larry and here are two Preway stove adverts, Jeff.

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Flat_twin
Jeff i don't know where you find all that old literature but keep it coming!!  Never seen the Handy Utility Heater before.  I'd love to stumble onto one some day!
Mark __________________________________________
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Vikingson_1
Hello Mark, if you look in my lamp pumps post, one member of this website mentioned that he is currently restoring one of those utility heaters and the advert below states that the Preway Junior lantern which has the meths trough can be used with paraffin / kerosene, Jeff. 

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JimDouglasJr
Nice stuff!
The original globe on the single may have been a MacBeth.  Bulged, but not as much as the Pyrex ones we're used to.  
It was probably similar to the less bulgy one used on the deco AGM.
I have one on one of my PWs.   
Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate and 243 Blues Member #0031 &  J.C. Higgins aficionado.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddhist quote.  Brand-X Super Hoarder.
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Flat_twin
I wonder if the globe from an AGM 3025 is the same?  It's rather skinny compared to a 200a globe.

Not my photo or lantern but I have the same model w/ glass but not running
Mark __________________________________________
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pergyik
I just bought a Sears/Wabers L46 and the globe broke during transport.  Does anybody know where to get a replacement?
David Perdick
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Bill
pergyik wrote:
I just bought a Sears/Wabers L46 and the globe broke during transport.  Does anybody know where to get a replacement?


A Coleman globe will work, but is about 1/4” to 3/8” too tall.  Fred Kuntz can sell you a 5” tall globe WITH a lighting hole for an L46.  The lighting hole is a must, as there is no lighting hole in the collar or frame on this model.
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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